Response to Library Legislation

  • Rockwood closely follows any changes in state and federal legislation to ensure compliance with all applicable statutes. Missouri Senate Bill 775 (SB 775) establishes guidelines related to providing "explicit sexual materials" to a student. 

    Rockwood reviewed our collections in light of this legislation. Books that reflect what is outlined in SB 775 have been removed from district libraries. Below are the titles that were removed. 


    Batman: White Knight  by: Sean Murphy

    Be Gay Do Comics by: The Nib

    Bingo Love  by: Tee Franklin, Jenn St. Onge & Joy San

    Fire Force Vol. 1  by: Atsushi Okubo

    Flamer  by: Mike Curato

    Gender Queer  by: Maia Kobabe

    Gilgamesh  by: Andrew Winegarner

    Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)  by: Renee Nault

    Home After Dark  by: David Small

    Last Man: The Royal Cup by: Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlavill, and Balak

    Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human  by: Erika Moen

    Lighter Than My Shadow  by: Katie Green

    Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness  by: Kriten Radtke

    Sex Plus  by: Laci Green

    Slaughterhouse Five: The Graphic Novel by: Kurt Vonnegut; adapted by Ryan North 

    Sumomomo Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth Vol.1  by: Shinobu Ōtaka

    Supermutant Magic Academy  by: Jillian Tamaki

    The Good Earth (Graphic Novel)  by: Nick Bertozzi

    The Low, Low Woods by: Carmen Maria Machado; Illustrated by Dani

    The Sacrifice of Darkness  by: Roxanne Gay

    The Stranger  by: Jacques Fernandez

    The Sun and her Flowers  by: Rupi Kaur

    This Book is Gay  by: Juno Dawson

    Watchmen  by: Alan Moore

    Why Comics?  by: Hillary Chute

    Zahra's Paradise  by: Amir Soltani & Khalil